Rock star of the hair world Larisa Love believes you should do what you love

How much do you love what you do? When you think of your career do you get excited? When you are at work are you happy? Do you love the people you are working with? Do you wake up everyday ready to learn and improve your skillsets? Most importantly, do you love your life?

All too often, we find ourselves looking for meaning in what we do. For Larisa Love, that is no longer the case. After a period of time spent finding herself like so many of us do, she is now who she wants to be —and even as she changes, her belief in herself will never change. Her life has been one crazy roller-coaster ride full of ups and downs, twists and turns. Throughout her journey, Love is what has carried Larisa into her career as world-renown hair artist, educator, mentor, Joico Brand Ambassador, designer and owner of one of LA’s premier boutique salons; Larisa Love Salon. Larisa strives to be the best artist she can be by continuing to push the boundaries of her creativity to another level while also encouraging her fellow hair artists to do the same. Larisa has gained even more insight into the true beauty “behind the chair” and wants to inspire everyone who has a secret dream that they are holding onto. Larisa’s message of tenacity, doing what you love, and the importance of living by your own rules will help you embrace your originality so you can find your inner rock star.

The power of comedy: Mark Ricci

In order to be a great comedian skills such as timing, delivery and body language take years of dedication to perfect. These are skills that Mark Ricci was able to master when he was only a teenager as he made comedy history to become the youngest actor/comedian to star in a full standup comedy special on Amazon Prime Video.

Founder of the Hope, Life & Dreams Centers: Dr. Roya Hassad is transforming lives

Dr. Roya J. Hassad is an award-winning physician, educator, philanthropist and speaker helping people unlock their true potential. She is the Medical Director of Advanced Medical Health Services and Founder of the Hope, Life and Dream Centers. With over twenty years of experience within the health and wellness industry, she has extensive experience in family medicine, regenerative medicine, dermatology, women’s health and anti-aging. She is affiliated with some of New York's most prestigious medical institutes, such as Mount Sinai Hospital and Beth Israel Medical Center. Dr. Hassad has devoted her life to establishing herself as a highly experienced and trusted professional who transforms the lives of others for the better. Dr. Roya is passionate about helping people to look and feel their best. She goes beyond beauty; beyond the surface and beyond the skin to get to what is really going to change a person’s life.

Host Adam Lupis and his guests unveil the content of their life on The Up & Adam Show

On his YouTube show, The Up & Adam Show, talk show host Adam Lupis interviews notable artists in the music, film and TV spaces. Adam is an inspiration to anyone who may want to create their own content. And for those who are already content creators, to continue to set goals they can work to achieve. Always being independent and not the the type of person to work for someone, Adam first dabbled into hosting through first launching a podcast of the same name. Through YouTube, creators like Adam are given a platform to connect with their audience and launch a successful career.

Goldman Agency on how self-publishing is helping to bring more diverse voices into the world

Self-publishing allows independent authors to tell stories their way and in their own time. It has opened the door for many writers who may have never had the chance to get their work read otherwise. The publishing industry has always been notoriously hard to break into. Self-publishing allows for topics that are unique, original, controversial and different from the mainstream. To be a self-published author means commitment to creating a masterpiece and building a loyal readership. It means constantly believing in yourself, your work and the process.

Ridi lends her voice to combat against bullying and racial discrimination, issues she has faced firsthand

It doesn’t matter who you are or what your background is, anyone can face oppression. This is the theme Ridi is exploring in her debut self-written single “Top Guy.” Ridi is a European singer/songwriter of Indian descent who delivers a powerful anti-bullying message about healing from the hate. Ridi’s experience of studying at a Swiss boarding school during her junior and middle school years made her witness the social pressures that teens so prevalently face in her generation. Ridi was subjected to a continuous barrage of verbal and cyber abuse, which the courageous young teen spoke out against.

Realization of dreams: Fine artist Sir Daniel Winn merges art & science

In the world of academia, art and science are often separated to the fullest extent. Most people believe that you are either an artist or a scientist. In reality, this isn’t true. Science and art are two sides of the same coin. World-renowned fine artist Sir Daniel Winn has learned to bring art and science together in a masterful way by playing on this dichotomy. Driven by a love for his own art style, labeled as Existential Surrealism, he has created mind-blowing works of art. A modern day Michelangelo, a man of science and artist expression, Sir Daniel has changed lives through his art.

Sevier Crespo’s new film Karen offers a much-needed social critique on everyday racism

Award-winning Puerto Rican-born Sevier Crespo, p.g.a., has been working on producing a social horror film that is certain to make waves with its release on BET. After training with greats like Ridley Scott, Sevier has been changing the industry while leaving his mark with every new piece of work he adds to his portfolio. Through producing Karen, Sevier hopes it creates a social commentary through opening an important discussion. This hyperrealistic thriller is ready to stun audiences with its scathing statement about the reality of everyday aggressions that people face in a society that allows racism to thrive.

Director Ashley Nicole on her journey to be a young filmmaker tackling abuse and climate change themes

Imagination is something that we have when we are children, but once we grow up where does it go? Does it disappear from ourselves or does it hide until the right moment? To indie short filmmaker Ashley Nicole imagination doesn’t stray away from us, it just blossoms and grows. Despite her love and passion for the art form, the road that led her to her passion wasn’t easy. She struggled with her weight after she finished high school in 2019. She also struggled with depression while attending her first year of college.

Kaya Gravitter addresses domestic violence through her novel After She Said Yes

In her debut novel, After She Said Yes, Kaya Gravitter makes a social commentary about the issue of domestic violence. The feminist fiction draws parallels between Aurora, the main character, and what Kaya has faced in her own life as a survivor of domestic abuse. Her trauma and passion for writing led her to pen this poignant story in order to give solace to women left grappling with the consequences on their mental health. Kaya hopes her words help women speaking out against their abusers and for the women who still haven’t by giving a voice to the voiceless.

A Private View: Prince through the lens of his personal photographer Afshin Shahidi

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Iranian born photographer and filmmaker Afshin Shahidi first met Prince in 1993. After working as his cinematographer on numerous video projects he was invited to document his 2002 One Night Alone Tour, and would become Prince’s personal photographer for a decade. This unexpected journey led to a close friendship, sleepless nights, frantic last-minute flights, and the distinction of being the only photographer granted access to Prince’s private 3121 parties.

Prince: A Private View takes you behind the lens on an intimate trip through the extraordinary life of the legendary musician through never-before-seen photos and personal recollections.